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Richard M. Murakami Interview

Date: November 19, 2014
Location: Los Angeles, California
Videographer: Kristen Luetkemeier
Densho ID: ddr-manz-1-161
02:07:52
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Sansei male. Born January 29, 1932, in Florin, California. Grew up in Sacramento, California, where father ran a farm. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, returned with family to Florin. Removed to the Marysville Assembly Center, California, and the Tule Lake concentration camp, California. After the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" in 1943, transferred to the Jerome concentration camp, Arkansas, and the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming. After leaving camp, returned to the Florin/Sacramento area.
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Richard M. Murakami Interview
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Family background Segment 1 of 19 [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-manz-1-161-1
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor as a ten-year-old Segment 2 of 19 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-manz-1-161-2
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Moving to Florin, California, after the war started Segment 3 of 19 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-manz-1-161-3
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Two brothers sent to Japan before the war Segment 4 of 19 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-manz-1-161-4
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Memories of "evacuation day," arriving at the Marysville Assembly Center, California Segment 5 of 19 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-manz-1-161-5
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Marysville
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California First impressions of the Tule Lake concentration camp, California Segment 6 of 19 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-manz-1-161-6
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Tule Lake
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Father's role as a block manager in camp Segment 7 of 19 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-manz-1-161-7
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Tule Lake
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Receiving a handmade toboggan for Christmas in camp Segment 8 of 19 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-manz-1-161-8
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Softball and recreational activities and camp Segment 9 of 19 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-manz-1-161-9
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Impact of the so-called "loyalty questionnaire" on family Segment 10 of 19 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-manz-1-161-10
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Tule Lake
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Memories of school in camp Segment 11 of 19 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-manz-1-161-11
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Jerome
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Passing time in camp: digging shells for art projects Segment 12 of 19 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-manz-1-161-12
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Tule Lake
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Uncle and aunt's wartime experiences Segment 13 of 19 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-manz-1-161-13
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Tule Lake
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Mother's looking back on her camp experiences Segment 14 of 19 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-manz-1-161-14
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Tule Lake
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Transferring to the Jerome concentration camp Segment 15 of 19 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-manz-1-161-15
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Jerome
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Learning values of kindness and tolerance from parents Segment 16 of 19 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-manz-1-161-16
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Jerome
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Arriving at the Heart Mountain concentration camp, Wyoming Segment 17 of 19 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-manz-1-161-17
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Heart Mountain
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Leaving camp and returning to school in Florin, California Segment 18 of 19 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-manz-1-161-18
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Heart Mountain
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Interview location: Los Angeles, California Reflections Segment 19 of 19 [ Previous segment ] See this segment in the Densho Digital Repository at: https://ddr.densho.org/ddr-manz-1-161-19
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Heart Mountain